Securing America's Future Economy Commission Act

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The Securing America's Future Economy Commission (SAFE) Act (H.R.3654) was a bill in the 110th Congress "to establish a commission to develop legislation designed to reform tax policy and entitlement benefit programs and ensure a sound fiscal future for the United States, and for other purposes.” (Official title)[1]

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Current status

House: 9/6/2005: Introduced and Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.[1]


Bill summary

  • Securing America's Future Economy Commission Act, or SAFE Commission Act - Establishes the Securing America's Future Economy (SAFE) Commission to develop legislation designed to address: (1) the unsustainable imbalance between long-term federal spending commitments and projected revenues; (2) increases in net national savings to provide for domestic investment and economic growth; (3) the implications of foreign ownership of federally issued debt instruments; and (4) revision of the budget process to place greater emphasis on long-term fiscal issues.[2]
  • Requires the Commission to: (1) develop one or two methods for estimating the cost of legislation as an alternative to the current Congressional Budget Office (CBO) method; and (2) hold at least one town-hall style public hearing within each federal reserve district.[2]
  • Requires the Commission to submit a legislative proposal to Congress and the President. Authorizes the President to submit to Congress an alternative proposal. Authorizes the Committee on the Budget of either chamber to publish its own alternative proposal in the Congressional Record.[2]
  • Sets forth procedures for consideration of such legislation.[2]
  • Requires CBO to prepare a long-term cost estimate and have it published in the Congressional Record as expeditiously as possible whenever requested to do so by the Commission, the President, or the chairman or ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget of either chamber.[2]

Key votes

Articles and resources

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Project Vote Smart’s info page on Securing America's Future Economy Commission Act (H.R.3654).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Govtrack.us’ info page on Securing America's Future Economy Commission Act (H.R.3654).
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